"As of today, [we] raised more money in October than we raised in the entire last quarter. And we have more donors as of 2 days ago than we've had all the last quarter," Gingrich said.The extra money is allowing for ramped up operations in the early states:
Campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed to NBC News that Gingrich "surpassed the $800,000 mark today." According to the campaign, they have received 11,200 donations this month at an average of $75. Three out of four donors are first-time contributors.
"If we continue to improve at this pace, I think we'll be able to run a full-blown campaign and be totally competitive in terms of advertising and other things by the time we get to early January," Gingrich said.It's great news, but to keep the momentum going -- and to make the campaign more competitive in the early contests -- please consider visiting Newt.org/donate. Or, if you are not able to contribute more money, think about signing up to volunteer. (There will be a volunteer conference call Thursday night.)
“Money translates into ground game and ground game is important in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina,” Hammond said. The addition of paid Iowa staffers is forthcoming.